Mike Alden

4:15 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Anderson formally introduced as new basketball coach

Credit University of Central Missouri

  Kim Anderson has been formally announced as the next MU men’s basketball coach after spending the previous 12 years at the University of Central Missouri. This marks the first time a Missouri alumnus will be the head coach of the MU basketball program for the first time since Norm Stewart retired in 1999.

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2:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

MU athletic director apologizes in swimmer's death

Credit KBIA

University of Missouri athletics director Mike Alden says the school's initial response to news reports of a former swimmer's suicide could have been handled better.

Alden told reporters in interviews late Thursday that he expects Missouri to learn from Sasha Menu Courey's death and use it to bolster its student mental health services rather than "trying to defend" its actions.

The interviews mark Alden's first public comments on the case. Missouri curators voted Wednesday to approve an independent legal investigation.

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2:35 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Student group "Antlers" kicked out of second straight MU basketball game

The Antlers (file photo)
Credit Karen Mitchell / KBIA Sports Extra

A University of Missouri student fan group was kicked out of its second straight men's basketball game over what school officials call a pattern of inappropriate chants.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that members of The Antlers were ejected from Mizzou Arena on Monday night early in the second half of Missouri's 78-64 win over IUPUI.

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8:28 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Are the Hearnes Center's days numbered?

Fans cheer for the Missouri Volleyball team at the Hearnes Center in Columbia
Credit Wunderlich Photography / Flickr

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden is considering the "future and the viability" of the 41-year-old Hearnes Center now that the school's men's and women's basketball teams call Mizzou Arena home.

Alden says the field house named for former Governor Warren Hearnes is expensive to maintain and has high energy costs. He acknowledged the real estate next to Memorial Stadium may have more value as the university modernizes its athletic facilities. Mizzou Arena opened in 2004.

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11:25 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Anonymous donors pledge $6.4 million to MU athletics scholarship fund

File Photo KBIA

In a press release Friday, the University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it’s secured a pledge of $6.4 million over the next ten years toward its Tiger Scholarship fund. The donors asked to remain anonymous.

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4:09 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Chancellor Deaton talks specifics on SEC move

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton talks with reporters in Columbia, Mo.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

More than a month after the move was made official, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton spent an hour with reporters this afternoon to ‘de-brief’ the move to the Southeastern Conference from the Big 12.

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6:55 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Pinkel Gets 1 Week Suspension & Financial Penalites

MU Athletic Director Mike Alden addresses the media Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 regarding the suspension of football coach Gary Pinkel. On Wednesday night, Nov. 16, Pinkel was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Karen Mitchell

University of Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has been handed a one week suspension without pay, among other punishments after being arrested for a DWI Wednesday night.

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5:51 pm
Fri October 21, 2011

UM Curators Put MU's Future in Deaton's Hands

The University of Missouri’s Board of Curators met today in Kansas City.

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